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Secret Daughter
3.95
This is a story that beautifully and creatively tackles many controversial issues. Between Somer and Krishnan, we have an interracial marriage. (Issue ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Oct 03, 2009
 
Teatime for the Firefly
3.90
If you are interested in the life of tea planters in India after WWII, this is the book for you.


I'm afraid it doesn't offer a lot more beyond that, ex
...more
May 10, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
The Feast of Roses (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #2)
4.05
The Twentieth wife was better, in my opinion, but this novel, again about Empress Nur Jahan aka Nisa, was just as beautifully written with historical ...more
Dec 07, 2008
Sep 18, 2009
 
Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India
3.58
First of all, I get that this is a memoir.. but even with a memoir, the narrator can SHOW the story if they choose. This entire memoir is TOLD. Tellin ...more
Apr 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Shadow Princess (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #3)
3.67
In all fairness, I think I would have enoyed this novel a lot more if I didn't already know the story. Having read "Beneath a Marble Sky," I already k ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
The Moonlit Cage
4.15
Wonderful story. I could not put it down. Darya is an Afghani girl and the book follows her life from childhood with an abusive father to a marriage w ...more
Dec 2008
Sep 18, 2009
 
The Linnet Bird
4.13
I had some doubt about this novel, as I have grown tired of the prostitute tales. More often than not, they are shallow and predictible or have charac ...more
Jan 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
The Sandalwood Tree
3.82
This is a lovely and informative novel. The setting is India, both 1947 and 1858. There are five love stories in a way.. There's the heroine, Evie and ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
Beneath a Marble Sky
3.98
Terrific novel. I loved it. Well written and suprisingly, by a dude. Shors does a terrific job writing from a female viewpoint. The novel follows the ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Sep 16, 2009
 
A Disobedient Girl
3.75
This is a novel about status and how people are born into either a life of luxury or a life of servitude. The story opens in Sri Lanka with Thara, a s ...more
Jun 03, 2009
Sep 01, 2009
 
The Temple Dancer: A Novel of India
3.39
Not bad...Interesting cast of characters, the men being extrememly grotesque and cruel and the women beautiful and weak at times. You have Maya, a bra ...more
Oct 2008
Sep 25, 2009
 
The Dowry Bride
3.47
This was simply good entertainment. I can't say I was enlightened or learned anything new, but I was entertained. It's kinda chic lit with a dash of s ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
The Girl in the Garden
3.80
I'm still reeling from the ending of this... Wow. I seen some of it coming, but not all of it.

This is a tale about a ten year old Indian American gir
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Mar 28, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest
4.09
I am somewhat on the fence with this one. On one hand, I really enjoyed Margaret's story. A young woman in 1840s early America and Canada wanting to b ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
 
The Blue Notebook
3.68
A few days ago, I watched a televsion show about women in India. This show went behind the scenes at a woman's prison and showed viewers that Indian w ...more
Nov 06, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
An Invitation to Dance
3.78
This has been an excellent read. I highly recommend it for fans of historical fiction based on or about strong women in history. This novel follows th ...more
Apr 11, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
A Blessing
4.75
A very good short story about a cripple boy in India who is a beggar.. He meets an American artist who says to him, "There are many physcial disabliti ...more
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Mar 06, 2011
 
Manu
3.90
This is a historical fiction that educates the reader about Indian history. Told from the POV of an Englishwoman, widowed from her missionary husband, ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
 
The World We Found
3.74
What I really liked about this novel is the way one thing led to another.. One woman, imprisoned by her health, by her declining body leads to the rel ...more
Nov 18, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
 
A Walk Across the Sun
4.13
This was an incredibly suspenseful read and a bit different from my usual fare. It follows a man mostly, one that I didn't like some of the time, but ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Oct 05, 2011
 
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind (Shabanu, #1)
3.76
This is a very good YA book and a fascinating look at nomadic life in India. Shabanu is a pre teen. She prefers to take care of her family's camel her ...more
not set
Jul 10, 2010
 
The Twentieth Wife (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #1)
4.04
Terrific mixture of fiction and actual historical data. I learned quite a bit about the Indian empire and history of its emperors. Nisa fascinated me ...more
Nov 2008
Sep 18, 2009
 
Sisters of the Sari
3.75
This is one of those books that I just can't recommend enough. It's funny, touching, and has lots of drama that ties in nicely together.

Kiria is a suc
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May 25, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
Keeping Corner
3.81
DNF. I just couldn't get into this. I felt no sympathy whatsoever for the heroine.. I mean, there is a war going on and people in lower castes than yo ...more
Sep 05, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
 
The Bracelet
3.34
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Jan 30, 2013
 
The Sleeping Dictionary (Daughters of Bengal, #1)
4.05
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Aug 21, 2013
 
Mistress of the Throne
3.85
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Feb 16, 2014
 
Escaping Fate (Rescue, #1)
3.67
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Mar 04, 2014
 
Rebel Queen
3.74
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Apr 23, 2014
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